Roseanne Barr Reduced to Tears as She Voices Regret Over Racist Twitter Rant
"I made a huge error," the comedian told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast.
Roseanne Barr broke down as she gave her first interview since her ouster from ABC over a tweet many perceived as racist.
“There is no excuse for that ignorance, but I didn't mean it the way they're saying I meant it," she told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast over the weekend. "I never would do that. I have loved ones who are African-American. I can't stand it. I made a huge error."
Rabbi Shmuley is her spiritual adviser.
She wanted to explain herself in the wake of her tweet in which she said that former White House aide Valerie Jarrett was the product of the Muslim brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes" having a baby.
The rabbi says he wanted her to tell her side of the story.
“I caused pain for my family," she said while fighting tears. "I caused pain for my mother. I caused pain for 200 out-of-work actors that I love and crew and writers. I feel so bad that they gave me another chance and I blew it."
At another point during the podcast, Barr paused to collect herself.
The interview was recorded days after she was fired from ABC, but the rabbi just released it.
"I think she truly regrets what she said and what transpired," he told Inside Edition.
During the interview, the rabbi asked her if she has any regrets.
“You still regret and don't excuse what you wrote?” the rabbi asked.
“No, I don't excuse it," she responded. "I horribly regret it. Are you kidding me? I've lost everything."
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